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Police under fire for arresting deaf man for signing

‘Police officers who mistook a deaf man’s frantic signing for rude gestures have been criticised by magistrates for arresting both him and his brother.

Shaun Phuprate, 22, had raised two of his fingers to his ear in the internationally recognised sign for ‘I am deaf’.

But the infuriated constables, Steve Hawkins and Richie Smith, were convinced he was giving them a V-sign.’

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